A suggestion: Why not set Sun's JDK as the default one?
gholmer at ameritech.net
Tue Oct 21 00:38:21 UTC 2008
On Mon, 2008-10-20 at 14:28 -0300, Derek Broughton wrote:
> Glenn Holmer wrote:
> > On Thu, 2008-10-16 at 13:03 -0300, Derek Broughton wrote:
> >> yueyu lin wrote:
> >> Now even JDK's
> >> > source codes are open-sourced, I really can't find any clues that the
> >> > Sun's JDK can't be the default.
> >> It can, but because of licensing it couldn't when Hardy was released.
> > I agree with the OP that Sun's Java should be the default (with the
> > option for OpenJDK if you're squeamish). In fact, I think it should be
> > installed out-of-box.
> Absolutely not. A default JRE, fine, but Ubuntu doesn't install compilers,
> so why would it install a JDK?
OK, fine... JRE. My point is that Java should be installed out-of-box.
> > But Sun's Open Source version of Java (OpenJDK) was available by the
> > time 8.04 was released;
> But was it available a year ago? I don't think so, and that's the date that
Huh? It was available *as part of* 8.04; that's what Rich Green was
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